Exciting News!

Our neighborhood, Heritage Village is growing at a steady pace as we near the half-way mark of the 35 homes it will have upon completion. Like Heritage Village, Turning Point Ministries continues to grow. Since our founding in 2008, we have operated with an all-volunteer board. In 2015 we decided to hire a construction superintendent position to manage the construction of our homes. With continued growth, however, daily operations of Turning Point Ministries required more work than volunteer-board members could contribute. “We needed someone who could keep all of the balls in the air,” according to former board president, Kari Galliart. 2019 board president, Jenny Landes, echoed that sentiment, but also added the need for “someone who could focus more on fundraising.” So in December we prayerfully began the search for a part-time Executive director.

Our search was successful we are excited to announce that in February Turning Point hired Michelle Gregory as our Executive Director. Michelle has lived in Edmond for the last 10 years. She and her husband Patrick, have a son and a daughter and attend Edmond’s New Covenant United Methodist Church. Michelle has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to her non-profit experience, Michelle worked in pharmaceutical sales. After staying home for a time to raise her children, Michelle pivoted to non-profit work for the last 6 years where she served as a Development and Marketing Director and a Deputy Director.

Turning Point Ministries is thrilled to have Michelle’s leadership and passion to help others. Welcome, Michelle!

You shop. Amazon gives. Turning Point builds.

You can now support Turning Point Ministries when you shop at Amazon.com. If you select Turning Point as your charitable organization of choice with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to Turning Point Ministries. Find out more information about Amazon Smile from their FAQ page. Over time, these small amounts can really add up. Please designate Turning Point Ministries as the charitable organization that benefits from your Amazon purchases. Thank you for your support!

Red Day Run

Turning Point has been chosen as one of the MINOR tithe charities that benefit from a percentage of the Red Day Run proceeds this year so we benefit when you join the Red Day Run because of Turning Point. In 2015, Keller Williams Central Oklahoma began the RED Day Run here in Edmond, as an annual 5K Run to raise money for local charities. The 2020 Red Day Run will be held in downtown Edmond on July 25th with the Fun Run kicking off at 8:30 AM and the 5K starting at 9:00 AM.

Here’s how you can help Turning Point:
1. Register for the Red Day Run.
2. Choose the MAJOR charity you want to run for (Turning Point will not be in this list).
3. Forward your email confirmation for the Red Day Run to: info@turningpointoklahoma.org.

Thank you for supporting Turning Point!

Building Homes, Blessing People

At Turning Point Ministries we spend a significant amount of time, effort and treasure on home construction. Building homes is challenging and can be filled with delays due to weather or the availability and timing of resources, and the reliance on one of our most valuable resources — volunteers!  But, building homes is actually secondary in our mission. Our primary mission is to bless others in the name of Jesus Christ. It just so happens that in our case we are blessing them with the opportunity to become homeowners. We post a lot of pictures of our homes because we are proud of our neighborhood Heritage Village and the homes we build. We also post a lot of pictures of our volunteers out of gratitude because we could not accomplish our mission without them. But, this post is in honor of our homeowners. They are why Turning Point Ministries exists. Becoming a Turning Point homeowner takes effort.  They are hard-working, determined people and we love them and are blessed to know them! Here are pictures of some of our most recent home owners mostly taken at their home deciation ceremonies: